How to make it

  • Take 1 beef heart, cut off most of the fat and wash it thoroughly. Then put the heart into a kettle with 1 1/2 gallons of cold water and boil until tender.
  • Just before it is quite done add salt to taste.
  • Have ready a variety of finely chopped vegetables - about 1 quart - to which may be added a small quantity of either macaroni, rice, or vermicelli.
  • Boil all together for 1 hour.
  • Serve hot with cubes of golden brown toast, and you will enjoy a delicious soup.
  • Better satisfaction will be given if the heart is removed from the broth before adding the vegetables.
  • It may then be stuffed and baked, sliced for sandwiches or made into a fine hash.

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    " It was excellent "
    lor ate it and said...
    Okay, this is too much! My mother often cooked beef heart when I was a wee lass. I was a skinny little thing and it didn't matter how hungry I was, I just couldn't put it past my lips. The interesting thing is, now that I'm older, I enjoy it the way my mother prepared it!!! Thanks so much for the memory nudge ;-)
    P.S. My Mother was born in 1914 and her siblings were born in the 1800's in Ireland. Times were tight and whatever they could afford was the meal of the day. Often farmers would give over the animal organs without charge.
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  • mystic_river1 12 years ago
    Well my thought is this. There is so much starvation in the world and if we would try to use as much of the animal as we could perhaps that would be alleviated. People eat chicken hearts, gizzards and each his own.and thanks for your comment.
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  • cathyp 12 years ago
    I'm sure I am in the minority, but I still eat beef heart. When I was at home we butchered our own steer and my husband and I still do. I think it is really good, although the only way I have had it is fried. I'm sure most people would think it it gross now days.
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